The Brush High School Drama Club presented their fourth annual improvisation show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 at the Brush High Campus auditorium.
The “Improv Olympics” featured two teams, each named in honor of its captain. The Lupeetland team consisted of team captain Lupita Tejeda, Osmar Cardenas, Christian Francisco-Pablo, Jaycob Prentice and Tony Titman. The Dianastan team consisted of team captain Diana Covington, Maddie Bennett, Trey Ford, Samantha Ledesma and Dale Wood.
The teams alternated with participation in a variety of improvisation games for the audience. Between games, the actors presented special arrangements of one-act comedies.
The first comedy, “Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes, Ten Minutes” by Lindsay Price, was performed by Shyanne Garrett and Jynnaya Gleason. The play was based on the age-old myth that if a teacher does not show up within the first 10 minutes of class, students are allowed to leave without penalty.
The second comedy was “Abbott and Costello” by Jonathan Mayer. Tony Titman and Trey Ford played the characters of Sam and Riley, two boys who were trying to rehearse for a one-act play contest, one of whom didn’t memorize his lines.
The last comedy of the evening was “Mutually Assured Destruction” by Don Zolidis. Osmar Cardenas played the character of Julian and Briana Ansbach played Julian’s sister, Tara. The two siblings fought which ultimately turned into a “war” on social media, each posting each other’s secrets.
The one-act performances were not judged, but the winning improv team, Team Lupeetland, was chosen based on the level of applause from the audience.
With the help of the four members of the stage crew – Khrysell Barboza, Ava Castillo-Jones, Alix Reicks and Noelle Ray – director Gracie Nestor, light operator Alleigh Dawkins and sound operator Dakota White made sure everything went smoothly during production.
Stephany Serrano Trevizo helped with the publicity and Justin Clark helped at the box office. Principal Rebecca Costanzo and Deputy Principal Julie Snoeck extended special thanks to the administration and staff of BHS, Brush RE-2J School District Education Council, Bobby Murphy and Tarrin Flaherty.
BHS ‘next dramatic performance, “12 Angry Jurors”, will be held November 19-20 in the BSC Auditorium. Follow us on Facebook for more information.